FILM // WIPE amateur film festival The 4th Berlin edition of the WIPE amateur film festival this year includes films created by amateur film makers from France, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Germany,
FILM // WIPE amateur film festival
The 4th Berlin edition of the WIPE amateur film festival this year includes films created by amateur film makers from France, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the UK and Poland. This time, the program was co-curated by Roman Minaev, an artist and curator, docent at the Rodchenko School in Moscow. Roman selected several Russian amateur films for the festival in order to try to present a little wider the amateur film making of one country – in this case, Russia. We hope this will become a tradition, and next year we will show more films from some other country.
Amateur Film Festival WIPE is created to give viewers the opportunity to watch films of different genres made by non-professionals, who in turn will be able to meet with their audience.
The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amo”, “to love”, and that love for cinema is at the heart of all the works that we show in our film festival. This love not only replaces the film-education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates. So the amateur films for us is not a conceptual format of the film festival. It is a search for the new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
WIPE amateur film festival
Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin, Deutschland